Given the recent uptick in new users with new questions, I've been noticing an even sharper-than-normal decline in quality on the site and a correlated increase in the number of questions about how to do
$basic_task or simple troubleshooting in
three four that stand out to me are cpanel, plesk, whm and webmin.
Could be I'm just feeling extra cranky on account of the deluge of fecal matter making the main site too depressing to even visit most days, but it seems to me that, historically, the existence of these tags has been predicated on the corner-case possibility of on-topic questions related to those tools, but browsing through the questions with those tags now doesn't seem to me to justify keeping them around. It's crap after crap after ask the vendor after RTFM, after not-related-to-crappy-webpanel sandwiched with more crap, with the very occasional tolerable question that's not going to get an answer because the real answer is that processionals don't use that shit, and the OP should learn the OS he's administering.
The only thing I can see that comes from our continuing to suffer the existence of these tags is a broken-window situation, where new users somehow manage to miss all the information about what's actually on topic here, but do manage to find those tags, and then expect that this would be a good place to ask about how to server when cpanel has borken teh websites.
So, what does what's left of the community think? Is it time to get rid of these tags, or is that just my crustier-than-usual mood talking?
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